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Disabled pastor alleges discrimination by RTP Marriott
Thursday, April 16, 2015
DURHAM – Last August, a blind man said he was left stranded at a fast-food restaurant after his hotel shuttle service refused to pick him up. The Rev. Aaron “Pop” Lewis, also known as Street Bishop Lewis, was traveling solo across the United States last summer giving motivational speeches on the prevention of gangs, drug use, bullying and
 
Advocates rally on Legislative Advocacy Day
Thursday, April 16, 2015
RALEIGH – The N.C. NAACP and the Forward Together Moral Movement asked North Carolina legislators to live up to the state’s creed “to be rather than to seem” as part of its Legislative Advocacy Day. The Rev. William Barber, president of the N.C. NAACP and leader of the Moral Monday Movement, spoke at a press conference at the
 
Transportation Secretary Foxx to keynote NC Black Summit
Thursday, April 16, 2015
RALEIGH – Former Charlotte mayor and Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Anthony Foxx, will be keynote speaker for the Alliance of North Carolina Black Elected Officials’ 10th Annual N.C. Black Summit banquet. The banquet will be held April 24, 7 p.m. at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley. The theme of the two-day event is
 
NC citizens sue over redistricting
Friday, April 10, 2015
RALEIGH – Raleigh Wake Citizens Association and 14 Wake County voters filed a lawsuit in federal court late Thursday, alleging that new local district lines adopted by the state General Assembly this month violate their civil rights. This month's passage of the county's new district lines is similar to changes in recent years in at least four other
 
Wake school board member denies school-to-prison pipeline
Thursday, April 9, 2015
RALEIGH – On March 20, 2014, an opinion-editorial by Jason Langberg and Barbara Fedders, both on the advisory board of Youth Justice North Carolina, was titled “Progress on NC School suspensions, violence, but more to do.” It describes how incidents of school crime and violence, short- and long-term suspensions, alternative learning
 
The Fight for 15 gears up for tax day
Thursday, April 9, 2015
DURHAM – The Fight for 15 continues to spread as it gears up for the biggest mobilization of underpaid workers ever on April 15. Strikes will be held near and wide, with some planned as far as Italy. Raleigh’s rally will be held on Shaw’s campus at 5 p.m. NC Raise Up, along with the NAACP and other partners, will rally for livable wages
 
Changes for Washington Terrace community
Thursday, April 2, 2015
RALEIGH – Tarboro Road Community Center was packed with people eager to give their input on the future of Washington Terrace, a low-income housing community in south Raleigh. DHIC Inc., a nonprofit housing development organization based in Raleigh, bought the property in 2013 with plans to slowly redevelop it over time, promising to maintain the
 
Durham project provides free furnishings
Thursday, April 2, 2015
DURHAM – The Furniture Project of Durham helps residents furnish their homes. The interfaith ministry provides gently used, donated furniture free of charge to individuals and families who have suffered furniture loss or who are transitioning from homelessness to housing. It collaborates closely with The Furniture Project of Orange County and has
 
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Disabled pastor alleges discrimination by RTP Marriott

DURHAM – Last August, a blind man said he was left stranded at a fast-food restaurant

Advocates rally on Legislative Advocacy Day

RALEIGH – The N.C. NAACP and the Forward Together Moral Movement asked North Carolina

Transportation Secretary Foxx to keynote NC Black Summit

RALEIGH – Former Charlotte mayor and Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation,